Sunday, 9 August 2015

Hello New Ferrets!

Hi Woofers!

It's all of us again, Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake, Mr Brambles, Miss April and Miss May!

Well what a day of exciting things!

First of all we were awake early 'cos Holly kept kicking me in her sleep. So, I started to grumble and that woke Old Two Legs up and he told us to behave and in saying that he woke up The Missus who then got up and was crashing about down stairs which woke us all up!

We were down the beach for our morning walk and as soon as we got out of the car, Holly and I headed around the corner for some 'Ferret Racing'!

That is where we race the rabbits from one end of the field to the other and see who gets to the bushes first.

For some reason, Holly and I are trailing behind in number of wins. In fact we haven't one a single race yet!

Snowflake got caught again by the waves, she was looking for a rock and got surprised by a big wave!

Where did that one come from?
 She ended up with a wet tail again and spent the next couple of minutes running up and down shouting at the waves!

Come on, try that again!
 I of course went in for a swim and OTL tossed the ball in for me! I think he has given up trying to keep me clean and dry!

One the way back to the car Snowflake said that although she got a wet tail there was no way she was going to get a soggy as me!

I'd never get a soggy as you!
 Back home it was all rush and tear around to get ready to go to the Harrietsham Ferret Rescue for 'Introductions'

Now the idea is to put the ferrets into 'Neutral Terror'  and see how they react, well, in they went to a big cage and the fun began.

All of them first wandered around the cage sniffing at everything 'ferrety', then they started to sniff each other.

 So far, so good. Then we got some 'Ear Licking' which is also a good sign. Now, if they haven't tried to beat each other up by now, it is considered a good possibility they may get on.

So, we decided that it would be good to take them home and see how things go there!

We completed all the paperwork and also handed over the donation given by Jeanette. The donation was very much appreciated, so, a big Thank You to Jeanette!

We headed back for home and left May and April in the big travelling cage and put Brambles and Snowflake in the small travelling cage 'cos they are used to it when the go walking in the morning.

April and May were wide awake, all the way home and we could hear then climbing up and down the cage to see what was happening!

Finally we got home and OTL set about clearing out and washing Snowy Heights, then he gave it all a squirt of disinfectant to make it into a Ferret Free Sniffing Cage!

Once that was done we put the new ferrets in the bottom floor where the poo pots are kept, just to let them know the layout. Brambles and Snowflake went in on the second floor, which is the bedroom and eating area.

Again, sniffing and licking and sniffing and more licking. Then April flew at Brambles and we had a squeaking fight with both ferrets spinning around on the floor and making such a noise!

OTL stepped in and got them apart, it was April who was the aggressor and Brambles who was being picked on!

Having got them apart and checking for injuries, (none), they went back in together  for round two!

It happened again and again OTL pulled them apart. Aprils heart was pounding away and Mr Brambles was looking a bit bewildered as to why he was being beaten up!

We tried again but this time it was Snowflake who was chased around and ended up looking rather sheepish! When he opened the door she flew into OTL's hand and up onto his shoulder!

Then, with Snowflake out of the cage April chased after Brambles again and there was rolling and screaming until OTL got them apart again!

That was it, April got put back into the big cage to cool down and consider her behaviour!  

After a drink and nibble of food she fell fast asleep!

May was still investigating it all and tried to cuddle Snowflake but she was a bit wound up because of April. So, we left Brambles, Snowflake and May to fall asleep and get some rest, Brambles on the top floor while Snowflake and May crashed out in the bedroom!

So, that is where we are at the moment, OTL is keeping a close eye on any movement but it looks good at the moment.

OTL says that naturally the females would only meet the males at mating time, so maybe that is the reason why April is so aggressive!

We will have to see what happens.


You want to see them?


OK................................Here are the Page Three Girls!

Miss May
 And then we have ....................

Miss April
So, more news tomorrow!

Luv from,

Daisy, Holly, Miss Snowflake, Mr Brambles, Miss April and Miss May!